Arrest Made in January Shooting in Winnfield

Winnfield Police Department Press Release

One suspect has been arrested in the shooting incident that occurred on 1/26 that caused the Winnfield Primary School to go on “lock-down” for a brief period. The school lock-down was only a precaution as the shooting itself occurred on Martin Luther King Jr Drive, about ½ mile from the school itself.

After a brief investigation, Jamikel Rachal, age 28, of Atlanta, was booked into the Winn Parish Detention Center on charges of Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities and Unlawful Disruption of the Operation of a School. He is currently on bond awaiting court.